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    EXIRA-- The Exira-EHK school board gave the final approval for the construction of a new press box at the football field located in Exira.    “The one that’s been there has been for a long, long time and safety precautions are our number one reason why [we are building a new one],” said Tom...
Inland Sea proposes salmon production facility
    HARLAN – An Ames, IA-based firm has plans to develop a salmon production facility in Harlan, bringing 10-15 jobs to the community and producing upwards of 5.3 million pounds of fish annually at its two-acre production plant to be located in the industrial park south of town.    Shelby County...
Porsche fished from Prairie Rose
    HARLAN -- A 2001 Porsche owned by Roger A. Wright, Irwin, was listed as a total loss after the parking brake failed and it rolled into Prairie Rose Lake Friday evening, Aug. 12.    Chadwick’s Towing Service was called out to remove the vehicle from the water the next day.    According to Shelby...
Taryn Schuning, 10, Portsmouth, performs a musical theater solo on August 12.
    DES MOINES -- Shelby County area dancers performed in the Bill Riley Talent Show at the Iowa State Fair this past week.
    REGION -- While the summer started off with heavy rains and many concerns amongst farmers, according to professionals, the weather did not have a long term affect on the growing season.    Mike Witt, Iowa State University Outreach and Extension crop specialist, explains that crops are moving...
	Participants went on a walking tour through town to discuss bikeability and walkability as it relates to the Blue Zones project initiative.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Dan Burden gave a presentation about why active transportation makes sense on behalf of the Blue Zones Project sponsored by Wellmark.    The basement of the library was filled of various community members curious about the walkability and bikeability of Harlan.    ...
Community Chest offering funding for non-profits
    COUNTY -- Non-Profit agencies within Shelby County will have until the end of August to complete applications for funding from Shelby County Community Chest.    Funds from SCCC are made possible by the generosity of local donors to the SCCC annual fund drive which will be taking place this fall...
HCS school year begins on August 23
    HARLAN -- Students can enjoy an extra week of summer again this year before heading back to classes as Harlan Community School District prepares for a new school year.    The first day of school in the 2016-2017 school year at Harlan Community Schools will be on Tuesday, Aug. 23.    Parents and...
Hirsh
    COUNTY – A 41-year-old Irwin man has been charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving in connection with a car-motorcycle accident July 9 that killed Cole J. Andersen, 46, Irwin.    On Wednesday, Aug. 10 at approximately 1 p.m., the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office took David Hirsh into...
Potter House has a lot of history
HARLAN -- As Joyce Gradoville stepped into 1012 Baldwin St., she knew immediately that she was home.  However, Gradoville didn’t realize that her future bed and breakfast would have such a rich history.    “I love the house, I absolutely love it,” Gradoville said, as she learned more about the...

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